So there has been a lot going on the past wee while. The main thing being I have bought a new house and the entry date is in around 6 weeks time. For the moment I am living in my parents spare room, surrounded by boxes, bags, clothes…….it’s joyous! I’ve been here almost 3 weeks, which has gone pretty quickly but I’m basically wearing the same 3 outfits in rotation as I can’t find anything else!
Anyway, last night the thought came to me that I could become an airbnb host, as my new home has 2 bedrooms. The second was supposed to be used an my office, as I work mainly from home, however there is enough space in my bedroom to have a desk and enough cupboard space to hide all my admin stuff.
The thought came to me when I was looking for airbnb properties in Yorkshire. I’ve never actually used the site at all before and that is why I think I must be a little crazy if thinking about hosting.
I get the general jist of how it all works. I am currently pouring over the airbnb website and community forums and noting down little nuggets of information.
Does anyone have any stories/advice/help/information/warnings they would like to share?
I don’t have a property that would be overrun with bookings so I’m not expecting it be a major money spinner but it could be a useful extra income, to allow me to squirrel away some cash – which at present I don’t do (I know, naughty me. Or completely foolish me may be more appropriate!). There are a couple of airbnb rentals close to me and they seem to have fairly regular rentals judging by the reviews so it could be something that works.
It wouldn’t be something I could start straight after moving in (if I did decide to go ahead). The house doesn’t need much done to it before I move in but I need a couple of months to find the spare cash to buy the furniture I’d need to fill the room.
There’s a lot to think about, a lot to research, a lot to consider. I tend to obsess over things for a while so the research will no doubt consume most of my free time (and some of my working time – 1st class procrastinator) until I decide what to do.
Any help and guidance would be much appreciated!